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Closed Captions are an important aspect of the media today. Unfortunately not everyone takes advantage of them,thus ignoring a large segment of the population who rely on captions.

While major studios caption all their films,many smaller,but well known companies lack any captions at all. Since these cult/obscure/lesser known films may never see release from a major studio. It is very important that they be closed captioned. Afterall,it is ignorant too assume their are no deaf fans of these films. So not including captions is alienating a large consumer base.

The guilty parties in this case are...

Blue Underground
Anchorbay Entertainment
Image Entertainment
Troma Films
Shriek Show / Media Blasters

...along with every other smaller label(Unearthed Films,Synapse etc).

Anchorbay may have begun to include captions on their bigger cult titles(Halloween,Dawn of the Dead etc). Yet they still ignore the majority of their other 'smaller' titles by not providing captions or subtitles. This selective captioning is not right since all films have their fans. If you caption one title,you must caption all titles. Afterall,their are fans for all of these films out their somewhere and some will need CC to follow the films.

To the employees and owners of these companies. Imagine if one day you lost your hearing and were not able to enjoy your releases,because they lacked closed captioning. How would you feel?

Now imagine the millions of people out there,who are deaf and need closed captioning.Unable to purchase your releases,since it would be a waste of money. That is alot of sales being missed,since the releases are worthless to them and there money is spent elsewhere. Is alientating this segment of the population a smart business move? Is the extra effort for captions to gain more consumers not worth it? With captions,you cover every base,so those that can and can not hear can purchase your releases. Meanwhile without captions,you lose out on a huge number of consumers.

So not supporting captions is both insensitive,uncalled for...and a very bad business descision.

The purpose of this petition is too show the demand and support for closed captions. We hope you will listen and do the right thing in the future. But until then,we may just have to boycott non-closed caption releases. I have already begun to do just that....and know others will follow.

The ball is in your court now,will you support captions or not? Do you want more sales,or less sales? The decision is yours.

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Latest Signatures

  • 07 November 2015200. Art P
    I support this petition
  • 06 November 2015199. Douche Ayers
    Too ignorant to assume that there are no deaf fans? It's also, I guess, too ignorant to assume that there are no blind fans, so let's have a soundtrack narrating the action. Maybe there are some Basque fans, some African fans, some Cambodian fans and perh
  • 07 October 2015198. Albin K
    captions are not only useful but influence buying habits, thus making it mutually proficient both for customers and sellers once they are closed to the disc.
  • 30 August 2015197. Greg M
    I support this petition
  • 18 August 2015196. Hector Fleming
    I support this petition
  • 04 August 2015195. Josh B
  • 13 July 2015194. Mathieu B
    I support this petition
  • 05 July 2015193. Igor V
    I support this petition
  • 03 July 2015192. Jen Copeland
    i support closed captioning all the way.
  • 20 June 2015191. Mo G
    captions help and are much appreciated
  • 20 June 2015190. Roman A
    I support this petition
  • 04 June 2015189. Jaan L
    I support this petition
  • 29 May 2015188. Jared M
    great cause!
  • 29 May 2015187. Sasha Daniels
    I support this petition
  • 26 May 2015186. P Et
  • 23 April 2015185. Jason B
    I support this petition
  • 23 March 2015184. Aaron G
    Subtitles are a RIGHT!
  • 28 February 2015183. Chris B
    I support this petition
  • 28 February 2015182. Joshua W
    I support this petition
  • 19 February 2015181. Digital M
    Yeah, my aunt has hearing problems and when she watches TV, it's nightmare for everyone else in the room because it's so loud ! CC would be a great help to her and others.
  • 06 February 2015180. Umb Garcia
    I support this petition
  • 17 January 2015179. Alasdair C
    I support this petition
  • 26 November 2014178. Corey Hoffman
    I support this petition
  • 13 November 2014177. Ian B
    I support this petition
  • 31 October 2014176. Andy J
    Im all for it
  • 11 September 2014175. Lee A
    I support this petition
  • 10 September 2014174. Matt H
    Lets have captions, folks!

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